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Centennial Hall

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3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
309-794-7306 https://www.augustana.edu/locations/centennial-hall

Concerts & Events

October 2022

Masterworks I: Ode to Joy

October 2 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Masterworks I: Ode to Joy (2022)

Our 108th Season opens with Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Ode, a minimalist and hip-hop-influenced response to Ludwig van Beethoven and his 9th Symphony through a 21st-century lens. The QCSO will then bring Beethoven’s exuberant and transcendent 9th Symphony to life, featuring…

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November 2022

Masterworks II: Fit for a King

November 6 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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This concert rich with royalty begins with Duke Ellington’s jazz and gospel-influenced Three Black Kings. QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman will captivate with the rich and haunting cello soliloquies of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo, the final work of his Jewish Cycle.…

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February 2023

Masterworks IV: Bella & Brahms

February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Richard Wagner’s militaristic Rienzi Overture provides a spirited opener to this program before the centerpiece of the concert, Johannes Brahms’s intimate and evocative Third Symphony, with its flowing rhythms and lush, soaring melodies. Virtuoso violinist Bella Hristova returns to the…

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March 2023

Masterworks V: Fierce Females

March 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Our celebration of women in music commences with Joan Tower’s bold and dramatic Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. You’ll then be swept up by the nineteenth-century contrapuntal master Louise Farrenc’s energetic and restless Symphony No. 3 and an excerpt from…

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April 2023

Masterworks VI: Mahler One

April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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We conclude our Masterworks Season with Sergei Prokofiev’s evanescent and shimmering Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring a dazzling and soaring performance from QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz. Mahler’s programmatic first symphony, “Titan” will lead us through a hero’s lifelong battle and…

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